NOTRE DAME, Ind. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ After last nightÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s tie with theFighting Irish the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats came out on Saturday, scored the first goal of thegame, added two markers in the second period and one in the third for the finalscore of 4-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 4-1-1 overall on the season and 3-0-1 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Notre Dame is 1-4-2 and 0-3-1 in the conference.
Matt Siddall put the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the board first with hissecond goal of the season at 16:57 of the first period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Geoff Waugh and TuomasTarkki assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Zach Tarkir added his first goal of the season at 9:10 of thesecond period on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver and Andrew Sarauer assisted onthe goal.
Also in the second period at 12:06 Jason Paige, of NotreDame, cut the lead in half at 2-1 with his power-play goal at 12:06.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MikeSantorelli then would add two goals to put the game away for the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Hisfirst goal was at 18:11 of the second period from Andrew Contois and DirkSouthern.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SantorelliÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s second goal was on the power play as he scored themarker at 8:50 of the third period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Pat Bateman and Southern assisted.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats who were ranked second in the nation according tocollegehockeystats.com on the penalty kill Saturday morning were four-of-fiveon the penalty kill on Saturday night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was two-of-five with the extraattacker.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tarkki had 29 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ David Brown for Notre Dame had 27saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Shots were almost even as the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were one better than theFighting Irish at 31 to 30.
NMU will face Michigan Tech of the WCHA on Thursday night(Nov. 4) in Houghton and then will face the Huskies on Saturday night (Nov. 6)in Marquette.